Scientific basis for risk assessment and management of uranium mill tailings
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Published by National Academy Press, Available from Board on Radioactive Waste Management, National Research Council in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Uranium mill tailings -- Environmental aspects -- United States.,
  • Uranium industry -- Environmental aspects -- United States.

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StatementUranium Mill Tailings Study Panel, Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources, National Research Council.
LC ClassificationsTD899.U73 N38 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 246 p. :
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21727075M

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  Scientific Basis for Risk Assessment and Management of Uranium Mill Tailings, edited by Uranium Mill Tailings Study Panel, National Research Council, published by National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., , p. [complete overview on health and environmental risks from uranium mill tailings and their management]. The aim of the CRP on the long term stabilization of uranium mill tailings was to contribute to the development of conceptual, technical, and management solutions that: render tailings more inert over prolonged time-spans;.   A conventional uranium mill is a chemical plant that extracts uranium using the following process: Trucks deliver uranium ore to the mill, where it is crushed into smaller particles before being extracted (or leached). In most cases, sulfuric acid is the leaching agent, but alkaline solutions can also be used to leach the uranium from the ore. The associated estimated lifetime risk of lethal cancer was % for Management of uranium mill tailing 91 children and % for adults. These results signify that if an individual is born and lives in the critical group location during his entire lifetime (70 years) the probability of his dying prematurely from radiation-induced cancer might Cited by:

Uranium Mill Tailings Remediation Performed by the US DOE: An Overview By Paul Robinson Complete Radioactive Waste Management Program Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) and Associated 16 tailings sites and who have lived with the .   Nonradon emissions from uranium mill tailings, uranium hexafluoride conversion plants, fuel fabrication plants, and power plants (all types of facilities in operation subject to 40 CFR and licensed by NRC at the time) were evaluated and combined. The results of . 15 million cubic yards of uranium tailings were removed to controlled disposal sites from the nine uranium mill sites and approximately 5, other contaminated properties. The disposal cells were constructed using strict groundwater, geologic and erosion criteria and are designed to encapsulate the material, reduce radon emanation and prevent.   The uranium tailings is a typical major hazard sources because of its specificity, which could cause serious casualties, property damage and environment pollution in the event of an accident, and thus calls for the attention of everyone. In this paper, we will connect with the practical situation of the uranium tailings, identifying the factors of the dam, such as stability failure of dam Author: Fang Ke Lv, Yong Liu, Zan Guo.